Uhuru Responds to Slur Against Mama Ngina

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (Centre) and his mother, Mama Ngina.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (Centre) and his mother, Mama Ngina.
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired back at the leaders who had earlier in the week insulted Mama Ngina Kenyatta.

    Speaking during a stopover in Ruaka on Wednesday, September 9, while inspecting road projects, the Head of State condemned the slurs by the leaders.

    Wale watu wanaenda huko wakitukana mama yangu, waambieni wakatukane mama zao wachaane na mama yangu (which translates to the people insulting my mother, tell them to insult their mothers instead),” Uhuru stated.

    His remarks were directed at Emurua Dikir MP Johanna Ng'eno and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi who had in fiery speeches criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta and the larger Kenyatta family , rearks that went viral.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta pictured in Ruaka on September 9, 2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta pictured in Ruaka on September 9, 2020.
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    Ng'eno was later arrested for his remarks that caused uproar from various factions. KANU kicked off the process of evicting him from the party over the incident.

    During his address, Uhuru further stated that he was ready to leave State House when his term in office lapses in 2022.

    "I am focused on working for the people and I have no problem retiring thereafter. People should live in peace since the country will outlive every person," he added.

    The President further spoke on the possibility of lifting the curfew where he asserted that he would not risk the lives of Kenyans.

    "We need to be cautious. You have all seen how people are dying in other countries. Let us first come together and beat this thing then I can open up the restrictions because I know the youth want jobs," he told the youth present.

    The slur against Mama Ngina sparked outrage from various quarters with leaders demanding an apology from the Emurua Dikirr legislator.

    Deputy President William also condemned the statements terming them as unnecessary.

    "Unsavoury words against mothers and Head of State is a NO, NO. No amount of anger justifies use of offensive insulting language," the DP wrote on social media.

    Deputy President William Ruto speaking in Kisii County on September 10, 2020
    Deputy President William Ruto speaking in Kisii County on September 10, 2020
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